Effective advocacy begins with an understanding of the core issues and positions influencing NP practice. Become familiar with AANP's position on education, regulation, policy and patient care—then, use that knowledge to make a measurable difference in the health of our country.
Conduct a deeper dive into the policies affecting your state with State Policy Maps, which include items such as prescriptive authority for controlled substances, signature authorization and primary care provider recognition.
Learn where AANP stands on the issues that matter to you and your practice with position statements and papers that reflect The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®. Plus, order position statements on official AANP letterhead for use in your practice!
Gain an understanding of the core issues that impact NP practice with Policy Briefs. Then, partner with AANP in promoting the NP role and expanding patient access to high-quality health care.
Review COVID-19 federal and state policy resources.
Explore how improving access to medication assisted treatments (MATs) can have a profound impact on individuals with opioid use disorder, their families and the health of our nation in this infographic, which includes a look into the growth of buprenorphine waivers among NPs.
Review joint position statements from AANP and our national NP partners to see how the community is united around the NP role.
See how the FTC responds to proposed policy decisions related to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).
Read statements from national think tanks and other stakeholders on how NPs can aid in improving access and addressing health care challenges.
Gain answers to your most pressing AANP State Government Affairs questions, including how to get involved in policy, where to find resources for NP business owners and more!
Review answers to the most frequently asked questions surrounding policy and the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Ensure you are up to date on the latest policy issues from the AANP Government Affairs Update e-newsletter. Plus, don’t worry if you miss an issue—you can view a complete archive of past newsletters to stay informed.
Get involved at the AANP Advocacy Center, where you can view and search for legislation, sign up for alerts and lend your support by contacting your legislators.
Find the tools you need to start making a difference in your state and across the country—whether you’re simply looking for talking points or you’re preparing to meet with members of Congress.
Monitor the latest NP-related news, receive updates about legislation and see how NPs are shaping the future of health care at the AANP News Feed.